Brighton newlyweds embark on a six-month honeymoon adventure

A couple of newlyweds have set off across Europe on their honeymoon in a converted camper van.

Sam and Gabi Aptelis were married at Brighton Town Hall on April 30 before setting off on their six month journey on June 11.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic put an end to all travel, the two have been making the most of their newlywed life by renting out their bungalow in Hove and embarking on an adventure.

They have traveled all the way to the Arctic Circle, making various stops along the way before heading to southern Europe.

The Argus: Sam and Gabi on their wedding day in BrightonSam and Gabi on their wedding day in Brighton

This isn’t Sam and Gabi’s first trip, the couple, who teach swing dance in their free time, converted their first caravan in 2016 to travel to Sweden for a swing dance festival.

You are now in self-converted motorhome number three, complete with double bed, storage and cooking facilities.

The Argus: Sam and Gabi in their vanSam and Gabi in their van

Sam, 31, who works as a structural engineer, said: “We love road trips in our vans, this is our third custom campervan but our biggest road trip to date.

“Seeing the reindeer in Finnish Lapland, meeting Santa Claus and experiencing the midnight sun in the Arctic Circle were just a few of the highlights of the trip so far.

“Many more will follow when we next travel to southern Europe.”

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The couple have a YouTube channel to document their entire journey and have amassed almost 3,000 subscribers.

They post videos depicting their journey and answer questions from followers about their life on the road.

Sam said: “We are now in southern Norway after traveling across Europe to Lithuania where we spent a month with Gabi’s family before heading through the Baltics to catch a ferry to Finland.

The Argus: Inside Sam and Gabi's VanIn Sam and Gabi’s van

“Then it took us three weeks to get from Helsinki to the northernmost point of Finland, well inside the Arctic Circle, before crossing the border into Norway, and now we’ve traveled across Norway in the last three weeks.”

To follow Sam and Gabi’s journey, visit their Instagram and YouTube by searching for Lindy Vanner. Brighton newlyweds embark on a six-month honeymoon adventure

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